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Superhydration vs Bodyodor

I have a theory that if one drinks more water, a person will have less body odor.

Assume a person does not use deodorant, may be it’s against his stupid religion or his personal hygiene sucks.

Since he or she doesn’t use deodorant, he will have body odor. But if he drank say at least 3 liters of water a day, will his body odor be less?

I didn’t notice a difference. I don’t think the two are related like that. Are you expecting that when one sweats and drink 3L a day that they will sweat more water to dilute the “stink”?

I understand body odor happens when you sweat and it interacts with the bacteria on your skin?

this theory can’t hold it’s own water

So according to this theory, Hindu people ALWAYS dehydrated

[quote]Fuzzyapple wrote:
I didn’t notice a difference. I don’t think the two are related like that. Are you expecting that when one sweats and drink 3L a day that they will sweat more water to dilute the “stink”?

I understand body odor happens when you sweat and it interacts with the bacteria on your skin?[/quote]

You are correct, unless the person is on some kind of medication.

Another thing would be if your body starts burning protein as fuel. Your clothes smell like ammonia.

deodorant is not against any religion, you’re fucking retarded if you believe that.

Diet does have a lot to do with BO…

For the most part the stink is the result of bacteria living on the skin. It would be reasonable to assume that different diets would result in a more or less favorable environment for the bacteria. But I can’t see how the added water would make a difference.

[quote]JaX Un wrote:
this theory can’t hold it’s own water[/quote]

I see what you did there…

Yeah, that’s what I was thinking, may be the extra added water would dilute the stink.